From its beginning with a handful of people in 1986, it has now bloomed into a competent technical organisation with 9 technical sections and over 200 staffs. The Department has progressed from an organisation totally reliante on external experties to being fully staffed by national professionals.

Today the Department’s primaryroles are :

  • Promotion of civil aviation through formulation of clear development policies that are in accord with the international principles, and environmentally sustainable.
  • Development of aviation regulations in line with the international standards, and their enforcement on the aviation industry through regular safety oversight activities.
  • Development of infrasture and provision of aeronautical services for safe, efficient and economical civil air transport service in Bhutan.

DCA Bhutan continues to review aviation policy and procedures to ensure that international standards in line with ICAO mandates are adhered to. Within the framework of the Civil Aviation Master Plan (CAMP) and recently initiated Organisational Development(OD) excercise.
DCA’s current organization structure is being reviewed. A more appropriate structure with a well defined segregation between regulatory and services’ sections is under consideration to be subsequently adopted by the Department.